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Sep 19, 2012 9:00pm EDT
shot from miami, florida. you see mr. romney there, mitt romney there, republican presidential candidate with one of his sons. it's a rally for hispanic voters. nationwide, mr. romney trails president obama by 45 points among latino voters, but this event that you see live here is part of a concerted push by the romney campaign to try to make up some of that enormous gap. it's part of him appearing with his spanish-speaking son there, his youngest son there, craig. now, as you know, we are not in the business of airing raw candidate stump speeches at rallies during campaign season. it's because they are repetitive and because if we started just airing all the stump speeches, a, you would think that you've heard it all before, but also, it would be all that we did for months. we are going to monitor mr. romney's remarks tonight in miami. we'll bring these remarks to you if he says anything that is beyond his standard stump speech or if he makes any news about what's going on in today's headlines. but the fact that mitt romney is doing this event at all in miami is newsworthy in
Sep 19, 2012 1:00am PDT
things that the romney campaign is going to have to deal with out of this tape of mr. romney speaking at a fundraiser, which has just been published in full by mother jones. let me explain. last night after mother jones posted about five minutes of the tape from the fundraiser, mr. romney convened a press conference in california at which he did not apologize for the remarks he made at the fundraiser, but suggested that maybe the editing was making him look bad. if you could see the whole thing in context, it might be better for him. he called for the whole tape to be released. >> we don't even have the question, given the snippet there, nor the full response. i hope the person who has the video would put out the full material. >> want to know how bad mitt romney is at running his campaign? if you want to know how bad his campaign is right now, period, what he said there about not having the question released, the question had already been released. and at that point in the evening, the people who published the first five minutes had already said in print and on tv that they were abou
Sep 22, 2012 3:00am PDT
mr. romney's big overseas trip to europe and the middle east, mr. romney sat down with abc news and spoke with them in part about his tax returns, talked with them about why we the people have not been allowed to see many of his tax returns, despite the fact he's been going around the country telling everybody a lot of things of what's in those returns, he said he's paid all of his taxes, we have to trust him, take his word on that but we're not going to be allowed to see the evidence. here what he told abc news at the time. >> i have paid all the taxes required by law. i don't pay more than are legally due. frankly, if i had paid more than are legally due, i don't think i'd be qualified to become president. >> if i had paid more than are legally due, i don't think i'd be qualified to become president. nobody who pays a dollar more than they legally owe is qualified to run for president. a weird assertion. it's a weird assertion because his own father when he ran for president in 1968 made it public knowledge that as a rich man he had declined to take certain tax deductions that he
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, there is still plenty of time for mr. romney to make roads in your fair state, but why do you think he's doing so badly? is it because he had done nothing save the a industry? is it because he says he doesn't care about half the population of the country? or is it because nobody understands what he stands for outside of tax cuts? >> all of the above, martin. beginning when we found out he had a swiss bank account, investments in th caymen islands -- >> switzer land. >> outsourcer of jobs. he went on and on and on. his wife has two cadillacs, an elevator for his cars in his home. and then he says on videotape that he'tingfff the american people, just basically talking in the most disdainful way about good, hard working americans. veterans, poor people who are working their hearts out to make a living. >> governor, havei have t-- i'm sorry, i have to interrupt you because mrond mr. ryan are saying it's the president who are into social divisiveness. they are the ones splitting the countries between the have and have nots. they're the one playinghe wealthisparity card. >> well, q
Sep 20, 2012 1:00pm PDT
country and today he's rebranding himself as a warrior for the 100%. and if mr. romney's campaign occasionally reminds you of a circus act, well, it's worth noting he's appearing at a museum that was named after and built by one of the original ringling brothers. but do you think the president is buying this new message? well, here he is a moment ago when he was asked at the univision forum about his thoughts on mitt romney 2.0. >> well, here is what i would say. first of all, i've been president now for almost four years, but the day i was elected, that night in grant park where i spoke to the country, i said 47% of the people didn't vote for me, but i have heard your voices, and i'm going to work just as hard for you as i did for those who did vote for me. that's how you have to operate as a president. i truly believe that. >> so there you have it. two dueling messages of unity fighting it out for the voters' approval. of course, there is still 47 days until they go -- the nation goes to the polls. that leaves plenty of time for mr. romney to change his message once again. but y
Sep 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
the mitt romney press pool was informed at 10:00 a.m. that mr. romney was down for the day, that he had no events scheduled. the press was essentially told to stand down. romney watch is over for the day. nothing to see here. you can leave. you got nothing to cover. that was at about 10:00 a.m. but then an hour and a half later, this almost never happens, the press was called back into action after being told that he was down for the day, they were informed an hour and a half later that mr. romney actually was going to be on the move. so the press pool immediately had to snap into action in order to cover this event. mr. romney taking his boat out for a spin. on a lake. instead of a cross-country whistle-stop tour, mr. romney spent the day boating and also jet skiing with his family in a lake in new hampshire. they reopened the press pool for that after closing it for the day earlier. mr. romney had no campaign events yesterday. he had no campaign events today unless something's happening on this boat. and he had no public events scheduled for the rest of the entire week. and you kn
Sep 13, 2012 1:00am PDT
be to refer to questions about mr. romney's comments to the romney campaign. >> again, that was president obama speaking within the hour with telemundo's jose diaz balart. excerpts will be seen tomorrow, further excerpts of that interview will be aired tomorrow. longer excerpts will air tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. eastern, and the full interview with president obama will air on sunday on telemundo. again, the full interview on sunday. >>> all right. in terms of understanding what happened last night in benghazi, here's one way into it. when osama bin laden was the head of al qaeda, the number two guy in charge was this guy, ayman al zawahiri. that's bin laden on the right-hand side of your screen and al zawahiri on the right. in so doing, he became bin laden's deputy in al qaeda. so when osama bin laden was killed by navy s.e.a.l.s last may, the man who had been bin laden's second in command for more than a decade in al qaeda, he moved up in al qaeda. and he became al qaeda's new leader. so when the head guy was killed, the deputy moved up to be the new head guy. and when the deputy,
Sep 13, 2012 4:00am EDT
going to be a real big problem. >> mr. president, governor romney today said your foreign policy lacks clarity. representative ryan implied that you're not speaking to the world with force. you said this shouldn't be politicized, but then you kind of reacted to what the governor had said. some say were you not in turn politicizing this whole issue as well? >> well, no, i don't think so. i think my statements have been very clear. tifs asked i was asked directly by steve kroft on "60 minutes" what i thought of these comments and i said this wasn't the time for politics. i have observed that there's a tendency to shoot before you aim, as i pointed out, and that as president, my obligation is to focus on security for our people, making sure that we gather all the facts, making sure that we're advancing american interests. and not having ideological arguments on a day when we are mourning the loss of outstanding -- outstanding folks who have served our country very well. and, you know, i think at this point, probably, the best thing to do would be to refer to questions about mr. romney's c
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
britain 999 is the number to call for the emergency services, and mr. romney might consider doing the same with the president now leading nine swing states by an average of six points consistent with his national average. the three newest battleground polls show yet more evidence of mr. romney's september slump. north carolina, the president up by two. nevada, the president up by two. even new hampshire, site of one of mr. romney's many luxury homes, the president leading by seven points. but what about all that jet skiing? well, never fear, mitt's hard at work doing what he does best, attending a fund-raiser today at philadelphia's union club. here it is, looks quite posh. i guess it should be at $50,000 a plate. wait a minute, no, sorry, that's wrong. that's a mistake. that was actually from "trading places," the firm of duke & duke. here is the actual video. let's listen to mr. romney on his chances in the keystone state. >> on november 6th i'm going to win pennsylvania and i'm going to become the next president of the united states. >> okay. just to clarify, the romney campaign is
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
poetic license by jimmy kimmel live. but now mr. romney really does care. just listen as he explained his compassionate side to nbc's ron mott last night. >> don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured, 100 b% of e kids in our state has health insurance. i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record. >> wow, what a great argument for defending the president a's affordable care act. romney went straight up onto the podium and told us what he really thinks of helping to cover the uninsured. >> obama care is really exhibit number one of the president's political philosophy, and that is that government knows better that be people how to run their lives. >> mitt romney, it's 4:00, just 40 days to election. do you know where your playbook is? let's get right to our handle. with us from washington, msnbc political analyst karen finney, dana mill bank, a political columnist for "the washington post," and mike, a white house correspondent for "time" magazine. karen, mr. romney proudly offered his own health care
Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
we'll spend much of the next be hour analyzing it. mr. romney's words were hurtful and actions unfortunate. together they raise yet again the question of whether mitt romney has the judgment and character to be the president of the united states. this morning all of us were shocked to learn that chris stevens, our ambassador to libya, had been killed in an attack there, along with three other american diplomats, all murdered in what u.s. officials are now investigating as a possible terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11. while americans mourned, mr. romney saw a political opportunity. >> the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. in my view, a disgraceful statement on the part of our administration to apologize for american values. >> sympathizing with them all, apologizing for our values? this is rough talk and ugly stuff and president obama responded. >> there's a broader lesson to be learned here. governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and aim later and a
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
washington post and mike, a white house coespoenr im zi karen, mr. romney proudly offered his own health care reform as evidence that he cares about people. 50 minutes later he says he'll repeal the president's health care reform. two of our producers have been hospitalized for whiplash having been forced to watch which w 's. kful they have health care. is even mr. romney himself now tired of the severely conservative mask that he himself has been forced to wear? >> indeed, i think he is. as we talked about earlier this week, just a year or two or three ago, he had exactly the oppoosion a criticizing the idea that people would, you know, go to emergency rooms and that -- talking very differently about health care. the problem with this is it plays to exactly hisundamental flaw as a candidate, which is u , vekeo 't trust him. people, even conservatives, a friend of mine's conservative mother had the best quote of all. she said i don't know if my issue is going to be the next thing that gets thrown under the bus. so when he whiplashes like this and makes it seem more likes just going to sa
Sep 11, 2012 1:00am PDT
their mind. quote, a ryan spokesman emphasized that mr. ryan agrees with mitt romney that marijuana should never be legalized. so the republicans were for legalizing pot for about 18 hours. but they are no longer for that anymore. that particular issue and that issue in the state of colorado has flummoxed the romney campaign in the past. this was back in may. >> medical marijuana is legal in colorado. one of our viewers asked, should marijuana be legalized for medical use? >> aren't there issues of significance you'd like to talk about? >> this is an significant issue in colorado. medical marijuana. >> i think marijuana should not be legal in this country. i believe it's a gateway drug to other drug violations. >> we're going to do marriage. those are state issues. aren't they? really? >> mr. romney getting testy with the reporter in colorado for even asking him about the issue. which his running mate skew screwed up. he got annoyed with the same reporter for asking about guy marriage as well and that same reporter in colorado, she also created more headaches for the romney campaign
Sep 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
state issues. aren't they? really? >> mr. romney getting testy with the reporter in colorado for even asking him about the issue. which his running mate skew screwed up. he got annoyed with the same reporter for asking about guy marriage as well and that same reporter in colorado, she also created more headaches for the romney campaign nationally as well as in colorado this year when she reported on the air last month that the romney campaign had insisted on certain ground rules as a precondition for her being allowed to interview mr. romney. listen. >> this all started yesterday morning. we got a call from a romney staffer asking if i wanted to do a one-on-one interview with romney. when i agreed, i was told that there was a condition. i not ask about abortion. i later clarified what this meant. i planned to ask about the candidate that said the woman's body shut down, but aiken was part of this stipulation. >> it's not uncommon to try to shape the interviews their candidate is subjected to. but you're supposed to do it off the record. you're supposed to say those it negotiations are
Sep 21, 2012 1:00pm PDT
how bad things have become for mr. romney. the meeting went something like this. someone on the campaign suggested bringing out a whiteboard on an airplane tarmac. that got shot down. they've already done the veep rollout. too late, i guess, to do that again. a foreign trip? i don't think that's such a good idea. the entire foreign front has proved a complete and utter disaster. but then came the eureka moment. one hour ago, 3:00 p.m. on a friday afternoon to be exact, the campaign decided it would finally release the romneys' full 2011 tax returns. mitt and ann paid $1.95 million in taxes on his 2011 investment income of $13.7 million. an effective rate of just over 14%. the release showing just how fraught the romney campaign must be with seven days to go before early voting begins in iowa, seven weeks until the election, and that terribly unlucky 47% secret video which left mr. romney more naked than prince harry playing strip snooker in las vegas. while mr. romney has tried to restart and reset multiple times this week, the president has more faith in voters' short-term memo
Sep 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
all that criticism, mr. romney while addressing the national guard did not have much to say about afghanistan again. he stated the fact that we are at war in afghanistan and this was the total indication he gave for what his policy would in that war should he become commander in chief. quote, our goal should be to complete a transition by the end of 2014. we should evaluate conditions on the ground and solicit the best advice of our military commanders. and that was it. mr. romney has been critical of setting a timeline for taking troops out of afghanistan. when john mccain gave the foreign policy speech at the convention, john mccain's line on the war is that we should not bring troops home by the president's timeline. mr. romney at one point during the campaign said we should bring home troops from afghanistan right now. he suggested that might be the wise course. it's hard to figure out what mr. romney's policy might be on afghanistan afghanistan, what he might do with tens of thousands of american troops would do. if figuring out what might be his policy on this, we have no id
Sep 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
at the convention. it was great to see mrs. romney with your children and her grandchildren. they are such a wonderful family. we could see they wanted exactly what we wanted, in a better america for our children. [applause] ann and mitt raised five great sons and have 18 grandchildren. they understand responsibility, hard work and unconditional love. mrs. romney places primary importance on her role as a wife, a mother and grandmother. as the first lady of massachusetts, mrs. romney worked to focus attention on the challenges facing at risk youth and continues to be interested in that today. while serving on the board of united way, she founded the faith in action program, a program that runs inner-city boston churches with at risk youth in the community. mrs. romney is a strong believer that faith-based and community organizations can reach some of our community better than government. [applause] in 1988, mrs. romney was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. for those of you who know and romney best, the words that come to mind are kurds, inspiration and them as governor running often
Sep 18, 2012 1:00pm PDT
snippets of what mr. romney said in a sensational secret video recording at one of his $50,000 a plate fund-raisers, but in case you're still checking your ears or perhaps just wondering how anyone could say something so contemptuous about so many americans, well, here it is again for your listening pleasure. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president in matter what. there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they're entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. it's entitlement and the government should give it to them and they will vote for this president no matter what. >> can you believe the nerve, the tem merit, the impertinence of people who in this day and age believe they're entitled to food and shelter? i mean, it boggles the mind. how long will it be before they're out on the street waving signs and demanding their right to breathe clean air? that's why mr. romney had to call his second hastily arranged p
Sep 10, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >> congressman, we've been repeatedly told that this election is about the economy. but when mr. romney is politely asked how he'll balance the budget, he won't tell us. so then all the major nonpartisan experts examine their promises and quickly come to the conclusion that their figures don't add up. are they trying, if i may ask you, to perpetrate the biggest fraud on the american people since bernie madoff? >> absolutely. they know that these figures don't add up. i think what they're trying to do, martin, is they're trying to do the old rope-a-dope. you have romney and ryan putting out all of these ads that are very -- attacks on the president, and what they're trying to do is wait out the next two months and hope that people don't realize what they are doing. but, again, they talk all this stuff about the exemptions for the high end. we don't know what high end means, and we don't know what the exemptions and deductions that they're talking about is all about. >> but congressman, they promised to cut the marginal tax rate by 20%. they say their entire plan will be revenue neutral. the
Sep 24, 2012 3:00pm PDT
hypocrisy. in a new ad, mr. romney accuses the president of shipping jobs to china. but he fails to mention that his own portfolio included investment in a chinese oil company. this is a candidate who's paying an effective tax rate of 14.1%, which is about half. half what the average worker pays and, yet, when asked if this is fair, here's his response. >> you paid 14% in federal taxes. that's the capital gains rate. this is fair to the guy who makes $50,000 and pay the higher rate than you do? >> it is a low rate and one of the reasons why the capital gains tax rate is lower is because capital has already been taxed once at the corporate level, as high as 35%. >> so you think it is fair? >> yeah, i think it's a right way tone courage economic growth to get people to invest, to start businesses, to put people to work. >> and that is plain as it can be paying less than a secretary or a guy working on the line is fair. investing in china helps create jobs here. stashing money in the cayman islands encourages growth in our country? i don't think so. and mr. romney's problem is that neither doe
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